For instance, let's say I split the Stealth skill out into specializations based on its two described uses (Sneak, Pick Pockets). A player creates a character and takes d8 in Stealth, and the Sneak specialization. Now he wants to take the Thief professional Edge.
- • Can skill specializations play into requirements? I.e., can I change the Stealth d8+ requirement for Thief to Stealth (Sneak) d8+, thereby limiting the Edge's affect on Stealth to only that specialization?
• If I don't indicate specialization in the requirement, does the +2 to Stealth apply to both Sneak and Pick Pockets, or only Sneak, since that's the skill specialization the character chose? If the latter, if he later picked up the Sneak(Pick Pockets) specialization, would it apply then?
• Unrelated Bonus Question: Are there any concerns I should be aware if I reduced the non-specialization penalty to -1 instead of -2?